Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Report predicts 16 of 24 industries will show gains in 2013, with 23 of 24 set to grow in 2014.
The average price per gallon fell 4.1 cents—matching last week’s decrease—to $4.006 per gallon. These matching declines were preceded by 4.2 cent and 2.9 cent drops, representing a cumulative 15.3 cent drop over the last four weeks.
Posted on 03/26 at 08:37 AM
Diesel Prices •
Air cargo shippers and air transport workers both require more transparency for the sake of security. As we have seen elsewhere in the supply chain, this will also enhance efficiency.
Posted on 03/26 at 08:26 AM
Monday, March 25, 2013
Revenue at FedEx Freight, the company's less-than-truckload unit, at $1.24 billion was up 0.8 percent from $1.23 billion last year, with an operating margin of 0.3 percent compared to -0.1 percent a year ago.
Posted on 03/25 at 10:00 AM
FedEx Freight •
FTR said that the SCI represents “deteriorating conditions” for shippers early in 2013, with the SCI forecast expected to continue moving down as the year moves on, approaching negative double-digits by the end of 2013.
Posted on 03/25 at 09:14 AM
FTR Associates •
"Flagging out" is generally driven by the desire to save costs (including paying lower taxes) or to escape effective regulatory control by the State in which the vessel or fleet is beneficially owned. It is the ultimate privatization of regulation.
Posted on 03/25 at 08:08 AM
UPS and the Teamsters union are “far apart” during their ongoing contract talks that began with optimism last year that an agreement could be reached before the current five-year deal expires July 31.
Posted on 03/25 at 06:59 AM
Friday, March 22, 2013
Bill includes language calling for full use of Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund.
Posted on 03/22 at 09:59 AM
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 6.2 percent in 2012 compared to 2011, increasing to $960 billion.
Posted on 03/22 at 08:22 AM
Carload volume—at 280,624—were up 0.5 percent annually, and intermodal—at 228,806 containers and trailers—was up 0.7 percent.